Telefunken TF17

The fixed cardioid Telefunken TF17 combines a rich, mid-forward voicing with portable and dependable modern phantom-powered circuitry for all recording environments. 

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The Telefunken TF17 is the newest voice in the Alchemy Series and the latest offering of Telefunken’s vintage-inspired phantom-powered condenser microphones. Combining an iconic mid-forward “German” voicing with modern FET technology, the TF17 is sonically bold with a punchy transient response, high SPL handling, and very low self-noise. Its extended low frequency response, strong midrange, and a smooth top end benefit sources including voice, drums, electric guitar, and piano.

Designed with all recording environments in mind, the fixed true cardioid TF17 is perfect for home, studio, or stage. The TF17 features a K47-style center-terminated capsule, premium through-hole components and a UK-made OEP/Carnhill transformer with a high-grade nickel-iron core. 

Telefunken TF17 FEATURES

  • Bold and forward tone with punchy transient response 
  • Compact size suitable for all recording environments  
  • Fixed true cardioid polar pattern with K47-style capsule   
  • High SPL handling, low noise phantom-powered FET amplifier   
  • UK-made OEP/Carnhill transformer with high grade nickel-iron core 
  • Designed and assembled by hand in the USA  
  • Recommended Applications: Vocals, Drums & Percussion, Electric Guitar, Live Sound 


Type: FET Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±3 dB
Power Source: +48V Phantom Power
Capsule: TK47S – Center Terminated Large Diaphragm, Single Membrane
Transformer: OEP/Carnhill T217
Sensitivity: 12 mV/Pa, ±1 dB
THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): 0.01%
Output Impedance: < 200 Ω
Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): > 135 dB
S/N Ratio: 91 dBA
Self Noise (Amplifier): 3 dBA
Dimensions: 175 mm L x 46 mm Dia
Weight: 545 g
Included Accessories: Shock Mount, Stand Mount, Mic Sleeve, Mic Case

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